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  • LaRue Co. Ranks 8 out of 173 districts

    LaRue County Schools is the eighth highest performing of Kentucky’s 173 school districts and ranks higher than any district in the region, according to data from the Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability System.

    “Our scores have reflected a high level of student achievement for several years, and our mindset in LaRue County is continuous improvement. To rank eighth in the state is an incredible accomplishment for our students and our dedicated teachers and staff,” said superintendent Sam Sanders.

  • LaRue County Schools ranks eighth in the state

    LaRue County ranks 8th out of 173 Kentucky school districts in 2016 test scores. Check out the October 5 edition of the LaRue County Herald News for a complete breakdown of the test scores for each school in the district.

  • LaRue fire departments participate in fire prevention campaign

    The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign is partnering with two LaRue County fire departments during Fire Prevention Week on October 9-15 to help people take several fire prevention measures in their homes.

    Firefighters with the Sonora Fire Department and the Buffalo Fire Department will be installing and replacing smoke alarms, replacing batteries in smoke alarms as needed and helping families to develop a fire safety plan. The program is offered at no charge to the residents.

  • Lincoln Dinner held
  • Thoroughbred Chorus coming to LaRue

    The Thoroughbred Chorus will present a free concert, Saturday, October 29 at the Hodgenville Civic Center, during the 3rd Annual Fall Music Festival. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m., and is open to the public.

    The Thoroughbreds are a group of men dedicated to excellence in singing, musical education, and the preservation and enrichment of acappella barbershop harmony. Director of the chorus is Drew Wheaton.

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace to Host Night Sky Program

    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park will be hosting a Night Sky Program from 8 to 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday, October 7 at the Knob Creek Boyhood Home.

  • 4-H members prepare for ham auction

    The 2016 4-H Country Ham project will soon come to an end with their second annual 4-H Country Ham Auction held this Saturday during Lincoln Days at noon on the main stage and this year there will be even more country hams available to bid on.

    Participants in the project began in January in what Misty Wilmoth, LaRue County Extension Agent for 4-H youth development, describes as a messy process.

  • News of Record - September 28,2016

    Property Transfers

    The following property transfers are listed as given on deeds at the LaRue County Clerk’s Office in Hodgenville.

    John A. Mouser and Verna L. Mouser to Theresa J. Owens and John Mouser, Jr. and Fred M. Mouser and Doris A. Shirley and Phillip B. Mouser and Jerry A. Mouser, two tracts in Hodgenville, FMV $40,000.

    Charles Douglas Jaggers and Melinda Carol Jaggers to Marvin Blakey, II, tract 15 of the Willie Underwood Agricultural Division, $30,000.

  • Accident involving motorcycle on Hwy 210
  • Memories of the Pioneer Games

    The Pioneer Games have become one of the most popular events during Lincoln Days, drawing hundreds of spectators to Creekfront to watch individuals and teams participate in some unusual competition.

    Some of the 10 events are based upon skills that pioneers would have needed for everyday living while others have been added because of their popularity both among participants and spectators.